Children from two local primary schools have put their own stamp on a new state of the art community ambulance hub as part of the redevelopment of the Waterloo Road site.
Blackpool Gateway Academy and Waterloo Primary Academy have joined forces with the trust to help celebrate the construction of a brand new ambulance hub, which will open later in the year.
As part of the build, the children were invited to the site to put their mark on a steel frame by drawing, writing messages or simply adding their name, so that in years to come they can say they’re personally linked to the site.
The significant financial investment by the trust to build a brand new, attractive site on a main arterial route into the town, will not only see a much-improved workplace for staff, but the building’s environmental sustainability and conservation improvements support the trust’s six year Green Plan.
The Green Plan has been created to ensure that, as one of the larger ambulance services in the UK, it acts as an anchor institution and reaffirms its commitments to the delivery of a sustainable health and care system.
Sector Manager Jennie Peall said: “We really wanted to get the local community involved in this exciting project, and forging relationships with local schools is a great way of doing that. We are fully committed to the area by providing excellent care for the community and giving local children the opportunity be part of the development and learn more about the work we do.”
Blackpool Gateway Academy Headteacher, Sue Robinson said: “It was wonderful to be invited to join in with such landmark activities with the Ambulance Service today and we look forward to many more opportunities to work together for the benefit of the children of Gateway Academy.
The children loved the event and it really is significant that they see the building progress on their doorstep whilst also being part of that journey. It will help them appreciate, in many years to come, all of the benefits the service brings to the community, particularly as there will be the chance for so many more engaging activities in the future for them. It has been exciting to watch the build commence and grow especially as we are on the doorstep.
The day was truly appreciated by our pupils and they were filled with enthusiasm and intrigue, stating they were looking forward to the next time they could be involved ! We are very grateful for the invite and the goody bags.”